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I like to push the boundaries of wedding photography, utilising many new digital concepts or using the digital age to echo photographic history. Not all the styles I achieve will be liked by all, but with bespoke service and client empathy the images you receive will be loved by you for years to come.
I adore wedding photography and this is why I only accept wedding photographic commissions. All my hard work and time is rewarded by all my past clients testimonials and knowing that I have provided them with the very best of unique visual records of their very special big day.
Nigel R Ware LRPS
The following links are for previous years since my blog started in 2011, but I have been established since 2000
“Nigel was fantastic and did everything we asked him to do. He was really flexible and we didn’t know he was there most of the time – but the photos show he was capturing some fantastic moments! When we first saw Nigel’s photo’s we liked the photos – not the normal all stood in a line version. The service on the run up to the day was perfect – all questions answered timely and no fuss with demands we made. On the day spot on – took all the photos we asked for and more!! service after our wedding day was perfect – photo shopped all the photos we asked for without any fuss. Quick efficient communications. Definitely recommend. Very courteous and punctual, did anything/everything we asked and great photos” Amy & Stewart
“There’s only one way to sum up Nigel R Ware LRPS of Affinity Wedding Photography – unique and personal. Nigel can capture a moment that passes you by in a second unnoticed and encapsulates it in an image to hold for the rest of your life which is so distinctive and extraordinary.
My husband and I found Nigel quite by chance on Facebook when randomly searching for photographers in Dorset. We hadn’t booked anything other than the venue and we had no intention of seriously looking for a photographer at the time, but his portfolio stood out with the beautiful ‘High Art’ edits, we were drawn immediately and couldn’t resist.
Dan and I didn’t want the ‘standard’ wedding photos; with posed group shots and everyone straining to smile in unnatural situations. We saw how Nigel created really unusual images with his use of different angles and reflections, and his creative ideas which made for amusing and heart warming pictures, something that we hadn’t seen with any other photographer before or since.
Nigel was always available to discuss our plans and ideas. Dan works away during the week which made it difficult for us to meet with everyone involved in organising our wedding together. We had to try and cram appointments into weekends one after the other and found ourselves running around a lot as we also didn’t live in the area where we were to be married. Nigel was so accommodating and met with us at our venue to talk through what we would like and walk around for inspiration. He took all of our ideas on board and came up with so many great ideas that we came away feeling really excited.
On the day you just wouldn’t have even noticed he was there. Nigel had such an ability to be there but not that I was truly amazed when I looked through the images and had no idea they had been taken. When I did catch a glimpse of Nigel through the day it was so nice to see him dressed so smartly and always with a smile on his face. We managed to get so many lovely, natural shots that really told the story of the marriage and then Dan and I snuck off with Nigel to get some photographs of just the two of us, which was when Nigels’ creative flare really came out and produced some absolutely gorgeous pictures.
Dan really hates to have his photo taken, Nigel knew this and having suggested where we stand and with a few small prompts he allowed us to relax and chat amongst ourselves while he snapped away, capturing some lovely intimate images. Dan commented on how he didn’t feel under any pressure and was able to just enjoy the time we were able to spend away from our guests for a few moments of ‘us’. Nigel was so unobtrusive that even when we were there purposefully with him we felt like it was just the two of us.
Following the wedding Dan and I went away on our ‘minimoon’ for a few days and incredibly by the time we got home Nigel had already edited our pictures, and had them available for us to approve before making them public for our friends and family to enjoy. Each photo had been individually prepared and he had picked out a number of the prettiest and memorable images to create his ‘High Art’ edits – and they were stunning.
Since the big day Nigels’ service has continued to be exemplary and we really couldn’t recommend him enough. There isn’t a single thing we would change, from the prior preparations, how he performed on the day and the beautiful pictures we now have to hold forever. A true gentleman, such a friendly man and hugely talented. We have received no end of positive comments about our photographs, typically commenting on my dress or how handsome Dan scrubbed up to be, but perhaps less typically – how striking the images are, how unusual and how unique. In truth we don’t need to recommend Nigel to our friends and family because they are already extremely impressed!
Thank you, Nigel. Your pictures have brought a smile to my face every single day since the wedding and I know they will continue to do so. Dan and I thank you from the bottom our hearts, we are delighted with the photographs and it was an absolute pleasure to have met you.
“Hi Nigel, Thank you so much for coming to take the photographs for our wedding on Saturday. You played a massive part in making our day special ad we had an amazing time. I don’t think we have stopped smiling since 🙂 We will certainly be recommending you to our friends. We felt you were very professional as you always seem to know when to be there, when to take a step back, but we also felt like you were part of the wedding. Not like other wedding photographers that always seem to be in your face and getting in the way. So thank you. Thank you – Becky and Dave”
Thank you Nigel for helping make Becky and Daves wedding day so special. The photographs are amazing and will help us remember their lovely day.You even managed to get some of me with my eyes open ! Thanks for all your help and calming advice in the morning Regards Ann Wiltshire (Mother Of The Bride)
“Hi Nigel! Thank you so much for this! Thanks again so much for the day and speak soon. So many people have commented on how good you were and I will happily be writing a post on your facebook etc soon. So much to do still haha. Thanks again. – Tom and Lucy.”
“Hi Nigel, Love the photos, they’re amazing!!! Don’t think I want any changed. I’ve put some on my facebook but happy for you to do the same. Thank you so so much for all the amazing photography you did at (+before) our wedding. We absolutely love all the pictures + they are the perfect memory of our special day. You struck the balance between formal + relaxed photos perfectly. You blended in like one of our guests + could not have asked for a better job. Thanks again – Rachel & Simon”
“Photos are lovely, thank you. I’m not on linked in but I have sent your email to Paul as he is. Thank you for photographing our wedding day. I hope business continues to be good for you. Take care and all the best – Paul, Helen”
“Nigel, Thank you so much for the wonderful photos we are very happy with them. We will certainly recommend you in the future. I love the pictures you have taken where I wasn’t aware of your presence and you have captured some lovely natural images. – Ben & Lucy”
“Hi Nigel, Hope you are well? We have just got back from ibiza! What a lovely end to our honeymoon. it has taken us all day to look through them! You have captured images of moments that we couldn’t remember! We are so pleased with them and can’t wait to show them to everyone. Thank you again for the amazing work you’ve done! We are so glad we chose you to be our photographer. Many thanks Nat & Steve”
” All the pics are amazing!!!!!! Made me cry seeing them they are so beautiful! I can’t thank you enough. I can see why you are such a busy man, your work is worth the wait. I am lost for words looking at these, brings back all the magical memories.. Thank you so much, your talent shows through in all the images :0) I am a very happy bride (married woman) lol We are very pleased and happy with all your work and can’t thank you enough. All our family is coming over later to view all the images :0) xx Athena & Mike”
“Thank you for our lovely photographs you captured the essence of our day beautifully. Thanks once again for your help, on our Special day. Kind Regards – Esther & Viv”
“Thank you for your hard work and patience on the day, the pictures are lovely”
“Dear Nigel, Thank you so very much for being our photographer, we are really pleased with our photos & the photo booth was just great, we have heard so many comments about it! Best wishes for the future, From Sarah & Jamie Dacombe x”
“Hi Nigel, Just had a quick look as not long got back from honeymoon, the pics look amazing! Thank you so much.” Richard & Donna – ” Hi Nigel, The pics are amazing and we are happy with all the pics. Thank you again.” Richard & Donna
“What an amazing surprise from our wedding photographer, pics are unbelievable, anyone getting married book him!” Richard & Donna
Thanks for this. We have had a quick look through, lots to look at!
We would also both like to say a big thank you for how you operated on the day and we are very pleased with the results. We are more than happy to recommend you to others.
Sean & Abbie”
Just wanted to say a massive thank you for being a part of our wedding, I had so many comments about how well you work and you your professionalism.
Leigh and I can’t wait to see our photos.
Thank you again
Hayley and Leigh
(The New Mr and Mrs Brown) xx”
“Perfect, thank you” Dan & Lora – “So happy to have found such a professional caring friendly photographer with a passionate eye for detail that nestled in to the surroundings so easily. Fantastic photos finished to a high quality in various different styles and an aftercare service second to none. Would highly recommend Nigel for future events. Thank you again. Mr and Mrs Wann”
The photos are brilliant, thank you! Dont know how we’re going to tell you which ones to upload though as theres so many!
Thanks for doing a brilliant job” Olivia & Tom
”Hi nigel, The pics are amazing, me and Steve are going to sit down tomorrow and work out which ones we would like to be put into an album. Thank you – Kayley & Steve”
” Hi Nigel took a look through the photos and they are awesome thank you!” Mea & James
“Nigel…have just looked through Mea and Jays photos, they are absolutely fantastic, thank you so much…….” Cynthia Mother of Groom
“The pictures from my brothers and Meas wedding, and the reception at Larmer Tree are amazing…………….Thank you so much Nigel…” Samantha, Groom’s Sister
Wow wow wow!!!!! Love the pictures so much!!!
Simon & I are both so happy with them!! Please feel free to make public & finish the flash Drive.Thank you again so very much!! The pictures are simply amazing!! When I look at them it makes me smile so much! I keep thinking, wow this looks like a fantastic wedding 🙂 I do hope that you had a great time (even while working). All of our guests have commented on how much fun you were and how well you blended into the wedding!!
Thank you!! Beth & Simon!”
“Dear Nigel, Simon & I would like to thank you so very much for everything you have done for our wedding. The pre wedding shoot was amazing & the wedding day photos are beyond amazing! I was blown away with how all of the pictures come out!! All of our guests thought you did a fantastic job through the day, you captured every moment but were never “in the way”. We are so glad that we chose you.Thoroughly recommend to any future client!!! Thanks Mr & Mrs Ferlazzo! Simon & Beth”
“Hi Nigel, we had a look through our photos and they are fantastic! Thanks so much. It’s going to be tough to whittle them down for a sensible album! Jen’s very excited to get the memory stick and crack on. Cheers. Russel & Jen”
“Thank you for dropping off the pics- as russell said so happy with them. Your awesome at what you do! Now just have to pick which ones we want to print- we only have so much wall space! Jenny”
“Hi Nigel, The photos are great thank you. We have enjoyed looking through them (as soon as we returned from our honeymoon). We are very happy. We look forward to sharing our photos with friends and family. Thank you for all the effort you have put in. Your have been great to chat and discuss ideas with. The ‘service’ is amazing!
We would / will happily recommend you., Many Thanks, Mike & Chloe”
“Nigel, has been amazing! From our first encounter at a Southampton Wedding Fair, pre wedding shoot to the big day, it was great to discuss our ideas and what we wanted from our photos with Nigel. On the day Nigel worked amazingly to ensure all our desires were met, and now we are very happy with the photos of our big day. A huge thank you to Nigel and it is a big recommendation from us!”